MV Malee

Update 2016: Malee is no longer in operation

MV Malee

MV Malee snorkeling liveaboard offers very good value 1 night or 2 nights snorkeling tours to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. This is a dedicated snorkelers boat. MV Malee is a good cheap snorkeling option to the Similan Islands.

The other budget option for overnight at the Similans is camping on Similan Island number 4.

MV Malee takes a total of 18 guests. There are 8 comfortable twin cabins that share three bathrooms. There is one master cabin with a double bed and private en-suite bathroom (early booking recommended). All cabins have 220 volt power outlets and enough storage space for your luggage. All cabins are centrally air conditioned and also have sliding windows for fresh air when the AC is off. There is a large shaded upper deck where meals are served plus plenty of room for sunbathing. Food on board is a mix of western and Thai (sausage and eggs for breakfast, Thai curries for dinner).


Typical 2 days 1 night itinerary:

Day 1:
0730 hrs: Pick up from Khao Lak hotel
0800 hrs: Boarding MV Malee at Thap Lamu pier and depart to the Similan Islands, breakfast and boat briefing on the way
1130 hrs: Snorkeling at Similan Island number 8
1300 hrs: Lunch on board
1400 hrs: Snorkeling at Similan Island number 9
1530 hrs: Afternoon snacks
1730 hrs: Similan Island number 8 beach and viewpoint
1900 hrs: Dinner on board

Manta ray

Day 2:
0700 hrs: Light breakfast
0730 hrs: Snorkeling at Similan Island number 7
0830 hrs: Big breakfast
0930 hrs: Swimming, snorkeling and beach at Similan Island number 4
1130 hrs: Swimming, snorkeling and beach at Similan Islands 5 & 6
1300 hrs: Lunch then cruise back to Thap Lamu pier
1800 hrs: Disembark and transfer back to your hotel.


Typical 3 days 2 night itinerary:

Friday:
0700 hrs: Pick up from Khao Lak hotel
0800 hrs: Boarding MV Malee at Thap Lamu pier and depart to Koh Tachai, breakfast and boat briefing on the way
1200 hrs: Snorkeling at Koh Tachai
1300 hrs: Lunch on board
1400 hrs: Snorkeling and visit the island
1600 hrs: Afternoon snacks on the cruise to Koh Bon
1900 hrs: Dinner on board. Overnight in Koh Bon

Saturday:
0630 hrs: Light breakfast
0700 hrs: Snorkeling at Koh Bon
0800 hrs: Big breakfast
0900 hrs: Snorkeling at Koh Bon
1030 hrs: Cruise to the Similan Islands
1100 hrs: Snorkeling and swimming at Similan Island number 9
1300 hrs: lunch on board

1400 hrs: Similan snorkeling
1500 hrs: snacks
1600 hrs: snorkeling island number 8. Sail Rock viewpoint at sunset
1900 hrs: Dinner on board and cruise to island number 7

Whale shark

Sunday:
0630 hrs: Light breakfast
0700 hrs: Snorkeling at Similan Island number 7
0830 hrs: Big breakfast
0930 hrs: Snorkeling and beach visit at Similan Island number 4. Walk through the island to Haad Lek (small beach).
1130 hrs: Snorkeling and swimming at islands 5 and 6
1300 hrs: Lunch on board while cruising back to Tap Lamu
1800 hrs: Arrive back at Thap Lamu and transfer to your hotel.


MV Malee Specifications

Length: 23m, Width: 4.7m
Engines: 2
Speed: 11 knots

 

 

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